On mathematical modelling of aeroelastic problems with finite element method
Dep. of Technical Mathematics, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Center of Advanced Aerospace Technology, Czech Technical University in Prague, Technická 4, 166 01 Praha 6, Czech Republic
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Published online: 4 June 2018
This paper is interested in solution of two-dimensional aeroelastic problems. Two mathematical models are compared for a benchmark problem. First, the classical approach of linearized aerodynamical forces is described to determine the aeroelastic instability and the aeroelastic response in terms of frequency and damping coefficient. This approach is compared to the coupled fluid-structure model solved with the aid of finite element method used for approximation of the incompressible Navier-Stokes equations. The finite element approximations are coupled to the non-linear motion equations of a flexibly supported airfoil. Both methods are first compared for the case of small displacement, where the linearized approach can be well adopted. The influence of nonlinearities for the case of post-critical regime is discussed.
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